Cerritos College News Release June 2014

Cerritos College Continues to Grow. New Liberal Arts and DSPS Building Changes Campus and Community Landscape

Grand Opening Scheduled for July 16


Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878

Liberal Arts / DSPS BuildingWHAT: Cerritos College's new Liberal Arts/Disabled Student Program & Services Building has drastically changed the landscape of the college and Norwalk community. The new 40,000-square-foot, two-story building at the Northwest corner of Alondra Boulevard and Studebaker Avenue is the college's new campus gem that provides more learning resources to students.

The new building was funded by the college's General Obligation Bond passed by voters in 2012 to modernize the 59-year-old campus with new facilities and campus upgrades. The first floor supports the Disabled Student Program & Services faculty/staff and features large reception area that better serves students, instructional classroom with computers and interactive whiteboards and computer laboratory equipped with assistive technology.

The facility also houses the Liberal Arts division and features state-of-the-art multimedia and computer labs, and provides office space for the division's faculty and staff.

The eco-friendly building also features various green, energy efficient technologies including solar tubes that illuminate offices without direct windows, helping the college save on energy costs and reduce its carbon footprint.

The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
5:00 p.m.

VISUALS: Local elected officials, students and college representatives will be on hand. Building tours are available upon request.

WHERE: Cerritos College
Liberal Arts / Disabled Student Program & Services (DSPS) Building
(North-west corner of the campus along Alondra and Studebaker)
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650

Campus Map: www.cerritos.edu/guide and www.cerritos.edu/google-map.

About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.